Tracking Health Care

Do you have questions about The Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare? The WBOI news team is taking a closer look at the law and how it affects you. 

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News
6:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Healthcare Marketplace Enrollment Center Open in Fort Wayne

People seeking insurance can get assistance at the Neighborhood Health Clinic in Fort Wayne.
Credit Virginia Alvino

Part of the Affordable Care Act created insurance exchanges, or marketplaces, to offer folks affordable insurance plan options. We’re about six weeks into the open enrollment period now. WBOI’s Virginia Alvino visit the enrollment center at the Neighborhood Health Clinic in Fort Wayne to see how the process is going so far. 

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News
2:58 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Need Help Signing Up For The Health Care Exchange?

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This week we’re taking a look at changes to Indiana's health care system under the Affordable Care Act. Now that the exchange is up and running, we’ll look at what resources are availble to help consumers sign-up for exchanges, and navigate the new system. 

Exchange plans are intended for people who either don’t have a job, or an affordable insurance option from their employer.

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Health & Science
2:56 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

What Color is Your Health Insurance Plan?

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All this week, we’ve been taking a look at one of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act—health insurance exchanges—as they began rolling out around the country October 1st.

Today, we explore the basics on the types of plans offered in the marketplace.

Consumers buying coverage from Indiana’s federally-run health insurance exchange will have to ask themselves a question: how much do they expect to spend on healthcare this year?

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News
6:00 am
Wed October 2, 2013

How To Sign Up For The Health Insurance Exchange

This week we’re taking a look at changes to Indiana's health care system under the Affordable Care Act. Now that the exchange is up and running, we’ll see what the process of signing up for an exchange plan is like. 

Healthcare.gov is the place to be in Indiana if you’re looking for one of the new exchange plans. First you’ll go through the basics of creating an account – provide some basic info, pick a user name and password, and then you can start your marketplace application.

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Health & Science
11:57 am
Tue October 1, 2013

What Is A Health Insurance Exchange?

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The federal government is rolling out one of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act this week, as mandated health insurance exchanges open their digital doors Oct. 1.

All this week we’ll be walking through some of the practical implications of Indiana’s exchange.

We continue with a look at what the exchange actually is, what it does, and who should use it. 

 

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Politics & Government
2:38 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges: How Indiana Got Here

The federal government is rolling out one of the key provisions of the Affordable Care Act this week, as the mandated health insurance exchanges open their digital doors Oct. 1.

All this week we’ll be walking through some of the practical implications of Indiana’s exchange.

But first, we look back at the Hoosier State’s political road to a federally-run exchange.

 

The Affordable Care Act mandated the creation of health insurance exchanges—essentially, marketplaces for insurers and consumers.

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